Eight wood plaques, possibly cut from packing boxes, each of which has illustrations on both sides. The illustrations are thought to have been prepared by Inuvialuit. They have been created by incising lines into the surfaces of the plaques, and then adding charcoal and red ochre for colour. The scenes depict hunting and fishing, animals (real and imaginary), Inuvialuit camps and several scenes that may be of events at Fort Anderson. For more about these illustrations, see David Morrison, 'Painted Wooden Plaques from the McFarlane Collection: The Earliest Inuvialuit Graphic Art' (2006), in the 'Learn' section of this website.
FROM CARD: "CUT IN OUTLINE ON WOOD AND COLORED. 8 WOODEN PLATES."For an extensive article on these plaques, with illustrations, see "Painted wooden plaques from the MacFarlane collection : the earliest Inuvialuit graphic art" by David Morrison, Arctic, v. 59, no. 4, Dec. 2006, p. 351-360.